lived in the Perkins area for more than 40 years. His entire life was dedicated to his family, the community and
it's youth. Before his untimely death he started a fund, which would generate interest to provide college scholarships
for students of the PerkinsTryon Public School. The proceeds from the Perkins Car Show are added to this scholarship
fund. It is the purpose of the Cimarron Starlite Cruisers' Car Club to help carry on this great tradition which
"Coach Mac" began. Oh! by the way, Coach Mac's first new car was a "55 Crown Vic" about which he always said, "Why did
I sell that Ford? It would really run!"
PerkinsTryon community built and named the new football and track complex in honor of Coach Mac. The PerkinsTryon Public
School District and it's Board of Education provide their great facilities at the High School campus to assist the Cimarron
Starlite Cruisers Car Club with a wonderful site for the Perkins Car Show each year.
attended the following Oklahoma Institutions:
Northern Community College AD
of Central Oklahoma BS
State University MS
Ditz taught US History, World History, Oklahoma History, and
Driver's Education. He was the Athletics Director and High School Principal while serving the PerkinsTryon School System.
Ditz coached football from 1957 to 1981 in the PerkinsTryon School System winning 14 district championships during that time. Ditz
coached State Champions in the Pole Vault, High Jump, 880 and the Mile while coaching Track and Field at PerkinsTryon.
He then coached from 1981 to 1986 at Langston University. While working at Langston, Ditz taught in the Department of
Health, Physical Education, Recreation and worked in the Registrars' Office until 2004. Ditz traveled to a large number of
area Public Schools and delivered Langston University Class Schedules each semester to assist with the recruitment of area
students to attend Langston University.
of Jim, Valinda, Candy
Coaching PerkinsTryon Schools
Coaching Langston University
Coaches Association Board of Control
Coaches Hall of Fame Member
Track Coaches Hall of Fame Member
Service Award National High
School Athletic Coaches Association
President Oklahoma Coaches Association
the All State Football Game
the Oil Bowl Game
Lions Club President
The proceeds from the Perkins Car Show go to the “Ditz
McIlvain Scholarship Fund”. The classic vehicle owners of Oklahoma and sponsors
of the Perkins Car Show have raised over $78,000 the past thirteen years for this fund.
If you knew Ditz, you know he loved the Big Bands and "In the Mood" by Glenn Miller was one of his favortites, but Kent
Taylor of Perkins was his favorite Band Leader. (Good Choice)